The Alsco Metals/Aleris Corp. facility in Roxboro, N.C., was the recipient of the 2007 Safety Award from NCCA.

The company was presented with the award during the National Coil Coating Association’s Fall Technical Meeting, Sept. 27 in Nashville, Tenn.

“Alsco’s commitment to safety is an inspiring example for every company,” said Nicole Wincek, the chair of NCCA’s safety committee. “This is the third time in the last four years that Alsco has earned this coveted award.”

Alsco operates two plants in Roxboro, encompassing 350,000 square feet and employing 250. Company officials say the safety and health of Alsco’s employees “is of the utmost concern.”

Its award-winning program includes active safety committees and meetings, employee training, documentation and analysis of all accidents, protective equipment, constant communication and an incentive program.

This year, 29 U.S. coil-coating facilities competed for NCCA’s annual award. The association’s committee judged all entries based on employee injury and illness incidence rates, lost workdays, lost-time cases, and the total hours worked in their office and plant. All finalists also received a telephone interview and a personal inspection by the committee.